Stylish and Affordable Home Automation Ideas

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Do you think your home environment has become monotonous and outdated? Are you looking for ways to make it smarter and more efficient? Is improving the aesthetics and security also on the cards? If yes, read on for some of latest home automation solutions mentioned below.

There are so many factors that make your home look dull and reflect a sense of lifelessness over time. As a homeowner, you begin to need something that can make your home a smarter place to live. This is exactly when home automation tools can come in handy.

One of the biggest advantages to home automation is an advanced home control that makes your life more comfortable. The best thing about modern home automation solutions is that they are no longer so expensive, and the combination of the latest technology and innovations have put them within almost everyone’s reach.

But what are the best home automation systems that are both easy to install and use, and affordable? Let’s have a look at some handy options available on the market right now.

The Nest Smart Thermostat

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While there may be a huge variety of thermostat devices from different manufacturers on the market, you need something that can precisely measure your entire energy usage. The Nest Smart Thermostat is one such product which not only keeps track of the energy usage within homes, but also tells what you can do to cut down your energy bills and how.

You can install it on one of your home’s walls like all other thermostats. It looks way more graceful on the wall than other thermostats, although due to its circular shape you may need to use a wall plate like the ones at NestStuff, and comes with sensors, cloud computing, and algorithms that help it figure out your requirements. The Nest Smart Thermostat also notices your timings of getting up in the morning, going to office, and coming home. Above all, it knows what temperature you need at different points of time.

Wall Mounts

When it comes to improving home interiors and giving the overall visual experience a hefty boost, wall mounts are a great option for homeowners is because they are available in a variety of types and designs to serve different purposes.

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There are an array of wall mounts for you to choose from, including LCD mounts, TV wall mounts, iPad mounts, and monitor mounts. One of the reasons why most homeowners prefer wall mounts is because they can be mounted anywhere for a perfect view with little time and effort. Plus they make it possible to keep easily breakable items such as LCDs out of your kids’ reach.

canary security system

Canary

This is a revolutionary home automation system that has already become widely popular as a smart security tool. This cost-effective automation solution allows you to remotely keep an eye on your property.

It guards your home and alerts you in case of an intrusion or attempt at theft. This comes in the form of a camera that makes it easier to monitor your house and its surroundings even when you are not around. It also has a siren and an air quality and humidity monitor.

You can learn more at canary.is.

Homey

This wonderful device is a must have if you need something that can help you access all connected appliances and devices at home or office. With it, you always have easy access to things on the Homey app. You can also give voice commands when you need to access or control devices. The device is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0, ZigBee, and several other radio modules. Above all, you can use Homey to close your room’s blinds, turn on lights, select a movie of your choice, and perform so many other tasks.

Homey

You can find out more about Homey at athom.nl.

Automatic Door Openers

Now you can open your door without getting up from your seat - particularly if you pair these systems with a video doorbell (described below).

automatic door openers

You can easily open your door even when you are carrying lots of things and your hands are not free. These automatic door openers can also be extremely helpful in an emergency situation - rather than having to put a key in a lock in the confusion of a smoke filled room, just press a button instead.

Video Doorbell

This is something that helps you identify your visitors and ensure complete safety, especially when living in an unfamiliar place. A video doorbell makes it possible to see the person knocking at your door using the video camera attached to the bell. That means you only open the door for those who you know or trust. You get a remote control that can be used to open the door from distance once you've identified the visitor.

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